Post-operative rehab, also known as post-surgical rehabilitation, is a type of rehabilitation that focuses on restoring mobility, strength, and function to a patient after they have undergone surgery. The goal of post-operative rehab is to help patients recover from surgery as quickly and safely as possible, and to help them return to their normal activities of daily living.
Post-operative rehab typically begins in the hospital immediately following surgery and may continue for several weeks or months after the patient is discharged. The specific goals and timeline of the rehabilitation process will vary depending on the type of surgery performed and the patient's individual needs.
There are many types of surgeries that may require post-operative rehab. Some of the most common types include:
The need for post-operative rehab will depend on the individual patient and the specific surgical procedure they have undergone. In general, any surgery that impacts a patient's mobility, strength, or function may require some form of post-operative rehabilitation.
Physiotherapy plays a crucial role in post-operative rehab as it helps patients to regain mobility, strength, and function after surgery. Here are some ways physiotherapy may be involved in post-operative rehab:
Overall, the role of physiotherapy in post-operative rehab is to help patients regain their physical function and independence, reduce pain, and prevent further complications or injuries. By working closely with patients and other members of the healthcare team, physiotherapists can play a vital role in facilitating recovery and improving overall outcomes.